In May 1970.

In May 1970, “Ode” label released “Writer”, the debut Carole King album. It was recorded March-April 1970, at “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Fischbach.

Personnel:

  • Carole King- piano, vocals, backing vocals, and arrangements
  • Ralph Schuckett- organ
  • John Fischbach – Moog synthesizer
  • James Taylor- acoustic guitar and backing vocals
  • Daniel Kortchmar- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conga
  • Charles Larkey – Fender bass
  • Joel O’Brien – drums, percussion, vibes
  • Abigale Haness and Delores Hall – backing vocals
  • Andrew Berliner – engineer
  • Gerry Goffin – mixing
  • Guy Webster – cover photograph
  • Tom Neuwirth – liner photographs
  • Rod Dyer, Paul Bruhwiler – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Races
  2. No Easy Way Down
  3. Child of Mine
  4. Goin’ Back
  5. To Love
  6. What Have You Got to Lose – lyrics by Toni Stern
  7. Eventually
  8. Raspberry Jam – lyrics by Toni Stern
  9. Can’t You be Real
  10. I Can’t Hear You No More
  11. Sweet Sweetheart
  12. Up on the Roof
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